Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003371
Title: Prevalence of mesiodens in Chennai population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: A mesiodens is a supernumerary tooth located in the palatal midline between the two maxillary central incisors. The present study aimed to evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of mesiodens in the pediatric population using cone-beam computed tomography. Materials and Methods: A longitudinal prospective study was carried out in 5700 children to determine the prevalence of mesiodens. The following data were recorded: Age, sex, shape, orientation, eruption status, and caused by mesiodens. Results: The prevalence of mesiodens in the present study was 3.5%. The sex ratio was 1:1. The majority of mesiodens (61%) were conical in shape followed by supplemental (35.5%) and tuberculate (3.5%) types. A majority of the mesiodens (51.5%) were vertically aligned. Inverted and horizontal positions were observed in 41% and 7.5% of the cases. Most of the mesiodens were unerupted (53%) and 47% were erupted. Conclusion: The prevalence of mesiodens was 3.5%. Conical shape and vertical orientation were the common characteristics observed in the study.

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    S. Sruthi, R. Vignesh*, Ganesh Jeevanandan, E. M. G. Subramanian

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    Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Vignesh, Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai–600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Sruthi, R. Vignesh*, Ganesh Jeevanandan, E. M. G. Subramanian

    Title:Prevalence of mesiodens in Chennai population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (949-951)
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    Methodology:Cone-beam computed tomography, Mesiodens, Prevalence
    Research Materials:Children

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Cone-beam computed tomography Children Mesiodens Prevalence

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